Prior to completing an foster application, it is important to review the foster guidelines below.
Fosters must meet the same requirements as adopters must meet.
This section covers basic considerations for potential fosters:
- A home visit is a pre-requisite for potential fosters. This is NOT a white glove inspection.AHDRO would like to meet the members of your family as well as your current pets. Should you be outside our immediate area, we may utilize a nearby reputable rescue to conduct the home visit. This valuable step helps to prevent re-homing of adopted pets.
- AHDRO prefers an foster to be at least twenty-one years of age. Fostering a dog is a financial obligation that requires routine veterinary visits and care, which can be costly. Please take this into consideration before fostering.
- Collies and shelties can be vocal, although not all are. Please consider your home environment and that of your neighbors when fostering
- A fenced in yard is ideal, although AHDRO understands this is not always possible. Should this not be an option, the foster must be committed to daily walks and exercise in all kinds of weather. Please keep your foster dog on a leash and supervised unless in a secure area.
- Written proof of landlord approval and pet deposit, if required, is necessary if your residence is a rental, condominium or part of a Homeowner’s Association.
- Even if AHDRO has micro-chipped your dog prior to foster, provide double protection by also having your dog wear it’s AHDRO ID Tag
- Current pets in the household should be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. Your veterinarian will be contacted as part of the screening process.
- The foster process of AHDRO purposefully includes several steps. This helps match you with a dog that is most compatible with your family and lifestyle. Expect one to two weeks from the time an application is submitted until an foster is finalized.
- Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio reserves the right to deny an application.